Articles Posted in the " Simon Pegg " Category

  • Cheat Sheet: Simon Pegg

    From the nervy world of stand up comedy to the bright lights of Hollywood, Simon Pegg has made quite a journey. Pre-empting a shaky critical reception of the soon-to-land Paul, we review the rise (soon to fall?) of everyone’s favourite supergeek.


  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Aslan is back and working in yet more mysterious ways as the younger Pevensies return to Narnia with their unsuspecting cousin. Tasked with delivering the Seven Swords of the Seven Lords to Aslan’s Table (lions don’t have opposable thumbs, you see), the threesome are individually tested as they continue their Narnian adventures. After the disappointing Prince Caspian, can Michael Apted bring magic and wonder back to the world beyond the wardrobe?



  • Burke and Hare

    Based on the infamous Burke And Hare murders of 1827, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis provide a darkly silly romp through Edinburgh town aided by every British celebrity you can think of. Go on, think of one. Was it Michael Winner, or Paul Whitehouse? It doesn’t matter, they’re both in there. Though it doesn’t have the cult brilliance of Shaun Of The Dead or the gloriously bizarre sting of The League Of Gentlemen, it’s nevertheless gorily enjoyable stuff and if nothing else, it’s lovely to see Jessica Hynes (neé Stevenson) back on our screens. Not so much good writing as canny use of cameos, Burke and Hare will nevertheless just about satisfy most comedy-loving Brits. After all, who doesn’t love seeing Ronnie Corbett in a funny hat, eh?


  • Zombieland

    Zombieland comes lurching out of the same genre as that of 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, a film which set the bar for the zomcom, and it set it pretty high. Luckily, Zombieland has still got enough going for it to compare favorably with the yardstick.



  • Star Trek

    We need to be honest with you… we’re nerds – pocket protector owning, corduroy wearing, Windows 3.1 loving nerds and have been long before it became quasi-cool (thanks Pharrell). While our playground peers were debating The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan, we were having deep discussions about phasers, warp drives and why Captain Kirk would make the best dad ever. This makes us the worst type of nerd – a Star Trek nerd. And while we’ve never gone to a convention, it didn’t stop us pestering our mother’s in to making us a Federation captain’s uniform out of a knitted yellow jumper, some kitchen foil and a carefully cut egg carton. Hence you can only imagine our trepidation at the prospect of the Mr. Mission Impossible 3 J.J. Abram’s, reboot – but we and our fellow geeks needn’t have worried.


  • Brian Cox to feature in Doctor Who?

    Following in the footsteps of Simons Callow and Pegg, Hollywood star Brian Cox is rumoured to have signed up for a guest spot in the upcoming Christmas episodes of Doctor Who. The actor, probably best known for his portrayal of a pre-Hopkins Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann’s Manhunter, is to provide the voice for an as-yet unidentified alien in the specials.


  • RIP Edward Woodward

    The well known and highly respected actor Edward Woodward OBE has died near his home in Padstow. He was 79 years old. Born in 1930, Woodward is probably best known to film lovers for his role of Sergeant Neil Howie in the classic 1973 horror film The Wicker Man.